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The achievements of the environmental effectiveness of green purchasing by the national entities in FY 2010

June 5, 2012

Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, added up the purchasing data in FY 2010 reported by the national entities based on the Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services. We also made a trial calculation of its effectiveness from the point of view of GHG reduction and researched its impacts on the market.
The points of this announcement are as below;

1. Most procurement items purchased by the national entities meet the standards based on Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services.

2. GHG reduction by this achievement is estimated as 124 thousand of tons, which is equivalent to the emission by 61,000 people per year.

3. The result of this research shows that the shares of eco-friendly goods (17items) grew in the market. Two examples of this tendency are shown as below;
(Ex.1) staplers
15.6% (FY2000) / 50.0% (FY2004) / 96.2% (FY2010)

(Ex.2) 40 fluorescent lamps of straight tube type
37.0% (FY2000) / 49.9% (FY2004) / 79.3% (FY2010)

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